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Computers Predict Pop Chart Success

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

May 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Radar Scans Detail North Korean Nukes

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 14, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

John Urschel's Favorite Theorem

In which we are honored to be the second-favorite podcast appearance of the only MIT applied math graduate student who has played in the NFL

May 12, 2018 — Evelyn Lamb

How Seashells Take Shape

Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs

April 19, 2018 — Derek E. Moulton, Alain Goriely and Régis Chirat
The Same, Only Different

The Same, Only Different

A column about the surprising cultural, structural, philosophical, and mystical features common to mathematics and food

April 4, 2018 — Jim Henle and The Mathematical Intelligencer

Math Cracks a Knuckle-Cracking Mystery

The source of knuckle cracking sounds is much debated—but new mathematical models may reconcile two opposing views. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
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